'''John Keats''' ( 31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an England|English Romanticism|Romantic
poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron
and Percy Bysshe Shelley
, despite his work having been in publication for only four years before his death.
[O'Neill and Mahoney (1988), 418]
Although his poems were not generally well received by critics during his lifetime, his reputation grew after his death, and by the end of the 19th century, he had become one of the most beloved of all English poets
. He had a significant influence on a diverse range of poets and writers. Jorge Luis Borges
stated that his first encounter with Keats was the most significant literary experience of his life.
[''This Craft of Verse'', Jorge Luis Borges, (Harvard University Press, 2000), 98–101]
The poetry of Keats is characterised by sensual imagery, most notably in the...